About a year ago I bought (and promptly returned) a tape program titled The One Command by Asara Lovejoy. The review I gave it speaks for itself. Over the months I have received comments about that post. It pops up all the time in search engines and a lot of people visit that page. Sometimes the comments challenge me. The most recent challenge was this one on April 12:
Norbert maybe you should read the book and listen to the full cd set?
Ok, ok, I agree. I should not be blasting the program if I haven’t read the full book. So I went on Amazon to buy the book. I got it used for $10. I didn’t follow my own rules of reading the Amazon reviews first. Oh boy, oh boy.
I started reading. I tried to continue. This book has 243 pages, and it has about 10 pages of real material. Everything else is fluff, filler, endless repetition and psychobabble. The actual six step process described by the author includes:
- Go to Theta
- Receive with Gratitude
This is described, not very well, in pages 47 through 54.
For instance, here is the entire description of Align:
Once you are well grounded, imagine the power and force of Earth’s energy coming into your body, and align your heart to that force. As you take a breath in and then exhale, imagine your breath exhaling out in all directions around you as you clear negativity and align with love. You increase the power of your desires when they resonate in harmony and you strengthen, like a lightening rod, the clarity of creating what you desire when you claim it in love.
I understand the power of suggestion and self-suggestion. I have learned to use self-hypnosis effectively. But that took time, practice and much more instruction than this. How does one “strengthen, like a lightning rod, the clarity of creating what you desire when you claim it in love?”
Half the book is filled with testimonials of people who used the techniques and achieved miraculous results. People command the universe to solve their financial problems and the next day their answering machines are full of messages of people products orders for products they could not sell before.
“I issed The One Command and in moments my house was leased after months of no interest.” — Maureen Bell, author of Multicultural Feng Shui
The book contains 243 pages and 47 chapters. The chapters are disorganized and repetitive. I honestly tried to do my duty and “read the book” but I simply couldn’t stand it. Soon I started thumbing around, back and forth, trying to find the interesting parts.
I found none.
In the end I spent $10 so I can have this useless and utterly unreadable book on my shelf.